Photograph ©2015 Brad Dececco

Photograph ©2015 Brad Dececco

Joseph Alexiou is the author of Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal, published October 2015 by NYU Press.

He also worked as an associate editor at Time Out New York and Out Magazine, wrote the sixth edition of Paris for Dummies, and is a licensed New York City tourguide. His freelance work has appeared in the New York Observer, Gothamist, and New York Magazine's Daily Intel.

He lives in Prospect Heights but visits Gowanus on a regular basis.